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Report: Boylen Gets A Raise In Contract Restructuring

Bulls coach Jim Boylen's contract will continue to run through 2019-'20.

January 12, 2019 - 6:37 pm

(670 The Score) When Jim Boylen took over for the fired Fred Hoiberg on Dec. 3, the Bulls gave him the permanent head coaching title.

But it didn't really mean anything at the time because he was still working under his same contract, which runs through 2019-'20. That changed with news that broke Saturday.

The Bulls have restructured Boylen's contract to give him a raise, Joe Cowley of the Sun-Times reported. Boylen's deal will continue to run through 2019-'20 but be worth more after his promotion. While it doesn't assure Boylen of returning next season, it's the biggest action to date that indicates he will. Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson has previously stated his expectation was that Boylen would lead the team in 2019-'20.

The financial terms weren't immediately revealed. Boylen had been making a little more than $800,000 this season on his previous deal, according to the Sun-Times.

The Bulls have gone 5-13 under's Boylen's guidance. His tenure has been marked by a near boycott of practice by the players on his seventh day on the job and continued poor play on the floor. The Bulls have the NBA's worst offense and 24th-ranked defense since Boylen took over.